We work with you to provide a wide variety of options including:
- Home Equity/Subprime Lending
- Consumer Litigation Defense
- Commercial Litigation Defense
- Class Action Defense
- Credit Unions
- Creditors' Rights and Default Servicing
With over 40 years of experience in jury and non-jury trials, meditations and arbitrations, HWA litigators help clients limit their exposure and mitigate the risks brought about by all types of litigation ranging from straightforward, individual disputes to the most complex commercial litigation encompassing multiple related lawsuits involving numerous plaintiffs and defendants Whether a claim involves attacks on common business practices, fraudulent practices, or a single catastrophic event, HWA litigators are strategically equipped to handle a broad range of complex commercial litigation. Our trial lawyers have also successfully defended numerous consumer class actions throughout Texas brought under both state and federal laws.
HWA served as Retained Counsel (TX) for FNMA (“Fannie Mae”) and Designated Counsel (TX) for FHMC (“Freddie Mac”) from 2008 until termination of those programs and thereafter, and to currently represents GSE pursuant to “No Objection” letters. As such, HWA litigators are familiar with the internal policies, procedures and positions of the GSEs (a type of financial services corporation created by the United States Congress) as they relate to contested and litigated matters as well as with the legal nuances involving GSEs and other governmental investors, such as HUD, Ginnie Mae , VA and FHA.
COUNSELING AND TRAINING
We also work closely with our clients to provide day-to-day advice on consumer and commercial financial services matters. We regularly consult with our clients in order to provide up-to-date content for policies and procedures. We provide customized training on current compliance and financial services issues for employees, supervisors and human resource professionals.
The firms’ compliance attorneys have established working relationships with federal and state regulators that have enabled us to resolve compliance issues before they became the subject of a regulatory investigation or litigation.
HWA attorneys routinely attend industry conferences and counsel, publish, and speak on commercial and consumer finance legal issues shaping the legal landscape in the state of Texas and nationally.